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Yay! Friday nights are Grimm again! Oh, you know what I mean.
The Time Lord and his companions are back for another season tonight. However, unlike in years past, the BBC has finally realized that the Americans willing to geek out over a British show targeted at children around the age of twelve are the same Americans who know how to use a torrent, so this season of Doctor Who is airing on BBC America within hours of it being broadcast on BBC One. This coup comes at a great time considering this season looks to be full of plot twists that would be difficult to spend months hiding from. Instead we just have to spend the day away from Twitter. Even this short wait might be hard, especially with Rory becoming a full time companion (in the opening titles and everything), River getting more screen time, and Neil Gaiman writing an episode.
It's Thursday, so I thought I'd take yet another opportunity to tell you about a show that's on tonight that you may not be watching, what with the vampires and the guidos and the seven-hour comedy blocks and whatnot. It's Archer, and it's the funniest cartoon on television, assuming you find black humor, action-film send-ups, gratuitous violence and awkward silences to be funny.
March 13, 2010
Without a doubt, the best thing to watch tonight is Roger Corman's Dinoshark (Syfy, 9 PM). In case you can't tell by the title, the movie is about a vicious prehistoric (and delightfully CGI) monster that eats people. If it's half as good as Dinocroc, I'll be pleased as punch.
Not to be outdone, Who is Clark Rockefeller? (Lifetime, 9 PM) premieres tonight as well. Tuesday's episode of Lost is supposed to be Sawyer-centric, so watching this will get you in the con man spirit.
March 14, 2010
Guy Fieri on network television? Really? Let's count down the seconds until Minute to Win It (NBC, 7 PM) inevitably gets canceled, because this show makes The Marriage Ref look interesting.
It's finally time for the third season of The Celebrity Apprentice (NBC, 9 PM)! We've got our fair share of predictions for this cycle, and have learned that both Bret Michaels and Donald Trump are afraid of Sharon Osbourne.
Band of Brothers' miniseries cousin The Pacific (HBO, 9 PM) epically begins tonight. Watch it, love it, be all snotty about it at your Emmy party when no one's watched it but you.
And hey, Sons of Tucson (Fox, 9:30 PM) premieres tonight. It's goofy.
The latest show about horrible rich people is Pretty Wild (E!, 10:30 PM). You may be familiar with one of the girls on the show, as she was allegedly part of the "Bling Ring," that group of Hollywood teens who broke into a bunch of celebrities' homes last year and stole millions of dollars worth of their stuff. Adorable.
March 15, 2010
Believe it or not, I'm pretty sure that tonight's 20/20: Inside The Bachelor: The Stories Behind the Rose (ABC, 8:00 PM) is going to be the last televised special dedicated to The Bachelor franchise for a while. Lucky us!
It feels strange to say, but Jessica Simpson's new series The Price of Beauty (VH1, 10 PM) sounds interesting and unique. Cameras follow as she travels to different parts of the world to examine how other cultures perceive, attain and maintain beauty. Unless Simpson goes all Tyra on our asses, this could be great.
Following Beauty is another new series, TRANSform Me (VH1, 10:30). The name is annoying, but I'm again pleasantly surprised to learn about the show: In each episode, a woman in need gets both outside and inside makeovers by three ultra-glamorous transgendered women. VH1 definitely has potential to screw this up and make it way too over-the-top, but I'm willing to give it a chance.
March 16, 2010
We're finally at the point in American Idol (Fox, 8 PM) when the finalists are down to a manageable number of 12. This two-hour episode marks the point where I attempt to start watching.
Tonight is the first half of The Bad Girls Club (Oxygen, 10 PM) reunion, arguably the best reality event on television. Seriously, Perez Hilton is the host and these girls go freaking crazy. Even if you haven't watched BGC this season, this gathering is worth checking out.
If you've never seen FlashForward (ABC, 10 PM) and are interested in a quick recap of what's happened in the series so far, tonight's "What Did You See?" episode will bring you up-to-date. At the end of the hour, I'm sure you'll be as disappointed with the show as we are.
March 17, 2010
The ninth season finale of Scrubs (ABC, 8 PM) is tonight. According to creator Bill Lawrence, this may very well be the series finale, unless it miraculously gets picked up for a Season 10. As much as I'd like to say good riddance, part of me thinks this show will never, ever die. Lord knows ABC has made worse mistakes.
The super-boring 23rd season of The Real World (MTV, 10 PM) finishes up tonight. I'm excited that I'll potentially never have to see Ty Ruff ever again.
After a hit-or-miss 13th season, South Park (Comedy Central, 10 PM) returns tonight for the big number 14. Considering today's holiday, I'm hoping for a St. Patrick's Day themed episode, preferably with some Butters action.
March 18, 2010
It's sad that Season One of Archer (FX, 10 PM) comes to an end this evening, but at least the series has been renewed for a second season! In this episode, questions about the true identity of Archer's father lead him into a perilous trap, and Archer and Malory have an "explosive" confrontation.
L.A. Ink (TLC, 10 PM) also has a season finale tonight. To celebrate, enjoy this un-airbrushed photo of Kat wearing her tattoo cover-up makeup.
March 19, 2010
End your workweek with learning! In tonight's episode of Machines! (Science Channel, 8 PM) we find out how several machines are made. Here they are, listed in descending order of how much children like them: Ferris wheels, jet skis, traffic light, and the Hoover Dam.
Okay, tonight is a slow night for television... But even if it weren't, I'd still watch The Singing Bee (CMT, 9 PM).
March 6, 2010
I'm usually too big of a scaredy cat to sit through America's Most Wanted (Fox, 9 PM), but since tonight is the 1,000th episode and President Obama appearing, I'll cover my eyes and try to watch through my fingers.
Tonight's Saturday Night Live (NBC, 11:29 PM) has been getting a whole lot of buzz thanks to host Zach Galifianakis and musical guest Vampire Weekend. Prepare yourself for possibly the best episode in years by watching that incredible ad for Absolut Vodka that Galifianakis made with Tim and Eric.
March 7, 2010
Forget swine flu... the biggest pandemic right now is Oscar fever (sorry)! The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (ABC, 8 PM) is this evening. Be sure to check out TWoP for a whole lot of coverage.
Geez, it's already the Big Love (HBO, 9 PM) fourth season finale? It feels like just yesterday, the Blackfoot Magic Casino was first opening.
March 8, 2010
Watch The Bachelor: Jason and Molly's Wedding (ABC, 8 PM) if you learned nothing from Fox's Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?.
Gossip Girl (The CW, 9 PM) is back from hiatus! IMHO, this episode sounds delightful. Highlights: "Nate and Serena explore the boundaries of their friendship," and "Jenny agrees to accompany Damien to a State Dinner but is unaware that he needs her help with a drug exchange."
Trauma (NBC, 9 PM) also returns this week. There will probably be an explosion.
I didn't think too many people would be interested in My Life as Liz (MTV, 10:30 PM), but the commenters on this article have convinced me otherwise. Tonight is the season finale and I'm sure it'll be... talked about?
March 9, 2010
It's time for the fourth season finale of Bad Girls Club (Oxygen, 10 PM). Expect spitting and a grand bikini parade!
The third season finale of Chopped (Food Network, 10 PM) is already upon us. Based on the episode title, "Chopped Liver," we all know the ingredients in this episode are going to be ridiculous. My guess: an entrée with the aforementioned chopped liver, cotton candy, Kraft singles, and wasabi.
Another big season finale tonight: White Collar (USA, 10 PM). Who's getting killed off? I've been stalking this show's forum and must say, you guys have some impressive theories. Kudos!
March 10, 2010
America's Next Top Model (The CW, 8 PM) returns this evening with tall girls! And they're in New York City! Also, the models are getting makeovers right off the bat, which means lots of tears! Yay!
So begins part one of two of The Real Housewives of Orange County: Reunion Special (Bravo, 9 PM). I hate Lynne so much that I'm not sure I'll make it through both parts.
I've been seeing ads for First Love, Second Chance (TV Land, 10 PM) everywhere, and I have one shred of hope that this show may be ironically good. I mean, based on that one episode of Sex and the City, watching high school sweethearts reunite can make for great television.
March 11, 2010
Kitchen Nightmares (Fox, 9 PM) is on tonight. As usual, I searched Yelp for the restaurant Ramsay visits, and the results did not disappoint.
The baby episode was nice and all, but I've been looking forward to Andy and Erin's first date for a while now. Luckily, it finally happens on tonight's episode of The Office (NBC, 9 PM).
Looks like this week's episode of 30 Rock (NBC, 9:30 PM) will probably be chock full of jokes about the NBC/Comcast merger. Any chance we'll get an Al Franken cameo?
March 12, 2010
Congratulations to Supernanny (ABC, 9 PM) for making it to episode number 100! Tonight, Jo Frost revisits some of her most memorable brats to find out how they're doing today.
End your week with the sixth season finale of Numbers (CBS, 10 PM). Don "misplaces" his gun in this episode, forcing Charlie and Amita to postpone their honeymoon. Cue this noise!
February 27, 2010
What I Hate About Me (Style, 9 PM) is hopping on one of reality TV's favorite trends tonight, with this not-so-subtle-but-who-really-cares episode titled, "Desperate Housewife."
Jennifer Lopez is hosting this week's episode of Saturday Night Live (NBC, 11:29 PM). However, now that she split with Sony, and The Back-Up Plan got pushed back a month, what will she be promoting?
February 28, 2010
I understand the shock and pain of Your Kid Ate What?: Parents' Worst Nightmare (TLC, 9 PM) because one time my dog ate a bouncy ball and he had to get his stomach pumped. Poor Angus!
NBC has done one hell of a job promoting The Marriage Ref (NBC, 10:30 PM). Tonight's the night we finally get to watch (and officially get to hate) the show.
March 1, 2010
The finale of The Bachelor (ABC, 8 PM) is tonight. I know Disney princess Tenley is the lesser of two evils, but go #neitherofthem!
Carrie Underwood guest stars (and makes her acting debut) on this evening's How I Met Your Mother (CBS, 8 PM). Here's a sneak peek for y'all.
The Real Housewives Top 25: The Early Years (Bravo, 10 PM) will feature 25 of the best moments from the first seasons of New York, Atlanta and New Jersey and the first two seasons of Orange County, as selected by Andy Cohen. How could he have possibly decided what made the cut? My top 25 would probably be like, 99% ridiculous things the Countess said last season.
March 2, 2010
Oh my goodness, The Biggest Loser (NBC, 8 PM) finally comes back tonight! Who will lose the elimination challenge: Darrell or Cheryl? Who will be the least tolerable this week, now that Melissa is gone? So many questions will be answered!
Here's hoping the series premiere of Parenthood (NBC, 10 PM) isn't disappointing. Between this and Chuck, I might start liking NBC shows again.
Catch the second season premiere of Southland (TNT, 10 PM), because this may be the show's final season if its ratings don't pick up.
March 3, 2010
Whoa, tonight is the series finale of Nip/Tuck (FX, 10 PM)? Where have I been? Ohh, that's right -- not watching Nip/Tuck since The Carver storyline ended and they all moved out of Miami.
Because I love Beverly D'Angelo, I'm assuming Cougar Town (ABC, 9:30 PM) will be especially funny this week.
March 4, 2010
Jim and Pam have their baby on tonight's one-hour episode of The Office (NBC, 9 PM). One hundred Schrute Bucks says Michael finds a way to sneak into the delivery room.
Watch the season finale of Burn Notice (USA, 10 PM) tonight to find out the identity of the prisoner that Michael Weston helped escape. Anyone have a prediction?
I'm tempted to watch the third season finale of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew (VH1, 10 PM) tonight, but only to feed my hatred of Pinsky.
Would you describe you excitement for the third season premiere of The Real Housewives of New York City (Bravo, 10 PM) as "extreme" or "off-the-charts tremendous"? Either way, prepare yourself by going for a quick jog in the middle of traffic in Manhattan.
March 5, 2010
Who Do You Think You Are? (NBC, 8 PM) premieres tonight. In this episode, we learn about Sarah Jessica Parker's ancestry. I realize that sounds boring written out, but I don't think it'll be as boring on TV with background music and cool editing tricks.
The Soup (E!, 10 PM) presents The Soup Awards tonight. Get ready for a solid 15 minutes of Wendy Williams!
February 20, 2010
The best bet for your early Saturday night movie on TV is probably Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (ABC, 8 PM). Enjoy it now, because I swear, the only HP movie ever on TV is Chamber of Secrets.
Okay, so the episode of Numbers (CBS, 8 PM) that's on tonight is a repeat, but it is a truly solid episode. Come on: murders that are copied from scenes out of a soon-to-be-released movie? So sick!
February 21, 2010
Though my standards are pretty low for this season of The Simpsons (Fox, 8 PM), I think the past few episodes (especially "Million Dollar Maybe") have been pretty good. Hopefully tonight's "The Color Yellow" won't prove me wrong.
After a three-week-long hiatus, Desperate Housewives (ABC, 9 PM) is finally back to reveal more information about its stupid mysteries. And, hey, maybe John Barrowman will finally show up.
Tonight's the fourth season finale of Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!, 10 PM). In this episode, baby Mason is delivered and Kim will probably threaten national security again.
February 22, 2010
We are (literally) in the midnight hour on tonight's episode of 24 (FOX, 9 PM). Because the show won't be around forever, savor this season.
That list of things to do on The Buried Life (MTV, 10 PM) has sounded pretty boring all season, but on tonight's episode, the guys play basketball with Barack Obama! Fun!
February 23, 2010
For the past few weeks, Lost (ABC, 9 PM) has been cooking up something good. Based on the promos and all 50 of the fan blogs I read, tonight's episode is going to be full of answers, old characters we haven't seen in a while, and general greatness.
I've been told that this season of Bad Girls Club (Oxygen, 10 PM) has been ridiculously good. After reading through the BGC TWoP forum, I may have to start watching.
February 24, 2010
The very funny Inbetweeners (BBC America, 9:30 PM) returns tonight for its second season debut. Check it out, unless you're some kind of bumder.
I think tonight is the episode of The Real World (MTV, 10 PM) where that annoying guy gets really hurt when he falls on the pavement. I can't wait!
February 25, 2010
It's finally that time of year when American Idol (Fox, 8PM) is on three times a week. Can you guys believe there are weeks when Idol isn't on that often? What a sad world!
The first season finale of The Deep End (ABC, 8 PM) is tonight. We're not so sure there will be much more episodes after this one, so here's hoping Addy and Malcom somehow end up together ASAP.
The Real Housewives of Orange County (Bravo, 10 PM) bitch their way through tonight's finale episode. I'm a little bummed to see this season come to an end, but at least this means we're that much closer to the NYC housewives. I'm all about the silver lining when it comes to these ridiculous Bravo shows.
February 26, 2010
Live From Abbey Road (Sundance, 8 PM) has a Beatles-centric episode tonight... but don't worry, there's still going to be an entire season worth of indie bands from here on out.
This is the last weeknight that the Olympic Winter Games (NBC, 8 PM) will be on. Sad to see them go, but that means all of our NBC shows are on again starting Monday! Thank God, because I have been going through very serious Biggest Loser withdrawal. I've nearly stopped buying Ziploc bags.
February 13, 2010
Kick off your Saturday night with an edited, primetime-appropriate version of the movie Wedding Crashers (CBS, 8 PM). I wonder if they had to cut out that boob montage in the beginning? Either way, it's on early enough for me to watch the whole movie and still be able go out for the night. Sold!
Premiering tonight is Survivors (BBC America, 8 PM), the apocalyptic drama that doesn't have dead bodies all over the roads of London.
February 14, 2010
The Amazing Race (CBS, 8 PM) returns for its 16th season debut. There's been a lot of Jorff talk 'round these parts, and since I don't watch Big Brother, I'm excited to meet the couple tonight. After all, now that Melissa is off of Biggest Loser, I have more room in my heart to hate contestants on reality game shows.
I was pretty bored by the pilot episode of How To Make It In America (HBO, 10 PM), but maybe that's because I live in Brooklyn and don't want to watch a show about characters who would live in my building and ride the subway with me, were they real. If you're interested in a less bitter review of the show, Mindy's review is spot-on. Despite my animosity, I'll probably keep watching, in hopes that Carles will eventually make fun of it on Hipster Runoff.
Premiering tonight is Peak Season: Vancouver (VH1, 11:30 PM), MTV Canada's hit docudrama. It's kind of cool that this show was taped at the same ski resort where the Olympic games are currently being held. Also, the late time slot probably means that the cast will be getting all nasty. Well played, VH1. Well played.
February 15, 2010
I'm not too keen on the Olympics, but I'm a bone-a fide fan of The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (USA, 8 PM). Tonight is the opening night of the 134th ceremony, and I am so excited to half-watch every minute of it. Go dogs!
Tonight is Caribbean date night for the final three contestants on The Bachelor (ABC, 8 PM), and you know what that means: One of the ladies is getting an invite to the fantasy suite. Does anyone else have their own person nickname for the suite? I like to think of it as the "bang cave."
The wonderful Anthony Bourdain visits New Orleans on tonight's episode of No Reservations (Travel, 10 PM). What a great night for TV!
February 16, 2010
American Idol (Fox, 8 PM) is two hours long this evening, which leads to me assume that Jacob's recap will be twice as long! Everybody wins!
Watch the second season premiere of 16 and Pregnant (MTV, 10 PM), but not if you're then going to write vicious things on message boards that say, "Girls who get pregnant are sluts!" I'm looking at you, hundreds of commenters on MTV's Teen Mom video posts.
February 17, 2010
I hear that tonight's second season finale of Leverage (TNT, 10 PM) is one of the best in the series. Also, The episode title, "The Maltese Falcon Job," references one of the best movies of all time, so there you go.
This season of Shear Genius (Bravo, 10 PM) has been pretty great so far. I'm disappointed that Arzo got cut instead of Brig, but maybe being in the bottom three will make Brig realize that in order to stay in this competition, she needs to take off her stupid skates already and actually perform well. Then again, that could just be wishful thinking. We'll see.
February 18, 2010
Kat Von D's L.A. Ink (TLC, 10 PM) returns tonight with its third season winter premiere. I don't think this show is interesting enough to watch regularly, but I really like Kat. Have you ever seen that (super retouched) picture of her wearing tattoo concealer? Crazy.
There's a 90 minute episode of America's Best Dance Crew (MTV, 10 PM) on tonight. Whatever.
I feel like this season of Project Runway (Lifetime, 10 PM) has been entertaining, and now that all of the obviously weak contestants are out of the running, the competition is stiff. It's also nice to see that Ben was finally in the top three last week, because I think he's been unrated so far this season. I hope he doesn't prove me wrong tonight.
February 19, 2010
HBO has a promising new Friday night line-up starting this week. I'm pumped for the premiere of The Ricky Gervais Show (9 PM), not as excited but still looking forward to the second season of The Life & Times of Tim (9:30 PM), don't really care about Real Time with Bill Maher (10 PM), and think that Funny or Die Presents (11:59 PM) has the potential to be amazing. Cross you fingers, America!
If you don't get HBO, you are hereby forced to watch Cribs (CMT, 10 PM) tonight. You read that correctly, CMT has a version of that MTV show you used to watch a decade or so ago. Of the three celebrities featured in this episode, Melissa Peterman is by far my favorite (have you read my Singing Bee review?), but I assume most people prefer Alan Thicke or Jesse Metcalfe. Your loss!
February 6, 2010
I watched a bunch of clips from The Dish (STYLE, 10 PM) when researching Danielle Fishel for my '90s article, and I've got to admit -- this show is adorable. Don't write it off as a knock-off of The Soup, because E! and Style are sister-networks, so it's okay that it's the exact same format but with more emphasis on fashion. There is plenty of room in this world for comedy!
While I'm pretty sure I hate Ashton Kutcher, I'm interested in watching him host Saturday Night Live (NBC, 11:29 pm) tonight with musical guest Them Crooked Vultures. Full disclosure: I had to look up who that band even was, and as it turns out, I sort of already knew them, as they're a supergroup consisting of John Paul Jones, Dave Grohl and Josh Homme. This episode has the potential to be great.
February 7, 2010
Two reasons to watch Super Bowl XLIV (CBS, 6:28 PM) even if you don't care about football, commercials, or the halftime show: 1) You can find out if that Smart Guy episode accurately predicted the score 12 years ago; 2) There could be a Kendra Wilkinson (whose husband, Hank Baskett, is on the Colts) vs Kim Kardashian (whose boyfriend, Reggie Bush, is on the Saints) showdown. Go #TeamKim!
Last year when the Super Bowl was on NBC, after the game we got that amazing episode of The Office when Dwight started a fire. Because the game changes networks every year, we're given the series premiere of Undercover Boss (CBS, 10 PM) instead. The show is about a CEO who takes a week to see what the people who work for him all day do and realizes how much their jobs suck. I've been told it's "feel good," but nothing could feel as good as finding out that Angela keeps one of her cats in a filing cabinet felt.
February 8, 2010
Oh man, the seventh season of Celebrity Fit Club (VH1, 9 PM) debuts tonight, and the cast is amazing. First of all, K-Fed, who has gotten so fat that he no longer wears his XXL shirts ironically, and his ex Shar Jackson are on this season. While I'm looking forward to seeing their drama, I legitimately love Jay McCarroll (Project Runway, Season One), Tanisha Thomas (Bad Girls Club, Season Two), and Sebastian Bach (Skid Row, but more importantly, several episodes of Gilmore Girls). There are other, more famous celebrities on this cycle of Fit Club, too. I cannot wait.
The second season finale of Cake Boss (TLC, 9 PM) also airs tonight. I'll definitely DVR it, partly because I will watch anything about cakes, but also because I love Buddy Valastro. He's kind of like Vinny from Jersey Shore meets Duff Goldman of Ace of Cakes, you know?
Tonight is the Season Four finale of Heroes (NBC, 9 PM), though we (along with a bunch of TWoP pollers) wish it were the series finale. There's always next year.
February 9, 2010
Man, I love that Lost (ABC, 9 PM) is in my weekly rotation of TV shows again. Welcome back, you magnificent creature. I am so psyched to see what is going to happen with zombie-Locke and zombie-Sayid!
Blame it on my keen intuition, but I have a feeling the final episode of the Jay Leno Show (NBC, 10 PM) won't be half as good as Conan's final Tonight Show.
February 10, 2010
If you only watch American Idol (FOX, 9 PM) because you're interested in the actual competition, this is the time to start watching. Otherwise, carry on watching all of the "Pants on the Ground" parodies the Internet has to offer. I personally recommend "Snow on the Ground."
Because I am a sucker for holiday episodes, I'm especially excited for tonight's Valentine's Day themed Modern Family (ABC, 9 PM). Tonight, Phil and Claire plan a "role play" excursion, Jay takes Gloria to a comedy show, and (most likely the best plotline) Mitchell and Cam play cupid for Manny.
Whenever I catch the occasional episode of Manswers (SPIKE, 10:30 PM), I like to imagine a writers' room full of humiliated Berkeley grad students listening to one drunk frat guy ask questions about poop and boobs. For tonight's third season finale episode, the young man pondered, "What car makes chicks the horniest?"
February 11, 2010
Survivor (CBS, 8 PM) is back tonight for its 20th season. I've only seen a few episodes of the series in its entirety, but according to my editor Angel, the selected villains are underwhelming, and fans are waiting with bated breath to see Russell cry.
If you like ridiculous crime shows, suspend your disbelief tonight to watch the series premiere of Past Life (FOX, 9 PM). Don't miss it if you are a firm believer in reincarnation and believe that it can be used to solve mysteries.
On tonight's episode of 30 Rock (NBC, 9:30 PM), Liz Lemon schedules a root canal on Valentine's Day but "soon realizes she hasn't thought it through." What could that mean? Also, based on this episode description, I don't think we'll have to sit through Julianne Moore's terrible Boston accent this week. Awesome!
February 12, 2010
Although the 2010 Winter Olympics (NBC, 7:30) will mess up the TV schedule for a while, at least they're sometimes fun to watch. What can I say? I love figure skating, you guys.
I have a bunch of problems with the new series Famous Crime Scene (VH1, 9 PM) that debuts tonight. While I have no interest in watching reenactments of celebrity drug overdoses, the most glaring mistake the producers made was making the first episode about Tupac Shakur's "murder." Give me a break!
And finally, Comedy Central Presents (Comedy Central, 11:59 PM) will be showcasing highlights from their newest season, including clips from Community's hilarious Donald Glover.
January 30, 2010
Are made-for-SYFY movies as ridiculous as made-for-Lifetime movies? I sure hope so, because I'm going to watch (or at least DVR) the premiere of Meteor Storm (SYFY, 9 PM), starring Michael Trucco (Battlestar Galactica) and Kari Matchett (24).
There's bad reality shows and then there's ghastly reality shows; Fox Reality Channel has a monopoly on the latter. Watch the season premiere of Solitary (FRC, 10 PM) or even so much as read its Wikipedia page if you don't believe me.
Tonight Jon Hamm, an actor who I openly love, hosts Saturday Night Live (NBC, 11:29 PM) with musical guest Michael Buble, a singer who has one song that I secretly love. Seriously though, I'm looking forward to a potential Mad Men sketch, hopefully sans Gilly.
January 31, 2010
We'll be watching the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards (CBS, 8 PM) tonight! Taylor Swift and Beyonce are competing for a bunch of awards... uh-oh! Am I the only one still not over Kanye jokes? Probably. Check back Monday to see what everyone wore.
Another Sunday night option (and a solid thing to flip to during commercials) is Saturday Night Live: Sports All-Stars (NBC, 9 PM). Check out the Jason Sudeikis/Will Forte interview. My personal favorite sports sketch in recent years is "Musical Masseur" with Derek Jeter and Chris Kattan.
The second season finale of Tough Love is tonight (VH1, 9 PM), but I'm such a Patti Stanger fan that I don't bother watching other matchmakers.
February 1, 2010
Grab your tissues as one of the sweetest Survivor winners ever, Ethan Zohn, opens up about his battle with cancer on The Doctors (CBS, 8 PM).
Work it, girl!: Tonight is the season two premiere of RuPaul's Drag Race (Logo, 9 PM). Do kids today know about RuPaul? I see posters for Drag Race all over the subway and I can't help but imagine hundreds of unknowing preteen boys talking about how hot she is.
Essentially a spin-off of The Hills, Kelly Cutrone's solo show, Kell on Earth (Bravo, 10 PM), debuts tonight. The series revolves around her life as a fashion/PR guru, thereby keeping to Bravo's signature formula of real-life versions of beloved fictional characters (Samantha Jones, anyone?).
I think I'm finally curious enough about Men of a Certain Age (TNT, 10 PM) to actually start watching. The show just got renewed for a second season, and this episode seems like a fine place to start: Joe's bookie finds out Joe used to be a professional golfer and decides to use him to hustle a couple of guys. Owen's family becomes concerned over his increasing weight. And Terry gets a new apartment, but the apartment manager job that comes with it is a bit much to handle.
February 2, 2010
We did it! It's finally here! Lost (ABC, 8 PM) returns for a three-hour special event tonight, as if you didn't already know. The first hour is the obligatory catch-up episode, followed by the two-hour season premiere! The Internet just may explode!
I don't know what goes on in the mind of a person who doesn't watch Lost, so I have to assume they must like the Duggars. Lucky for them, the fourth season premiere of 19 Kids & Counting (TLC, 9 PM) is on tonight.
My DVR will keep the Teen Mom: Finale Special (MTV, 10 PM) warm for me until later in the evening. Unfortunately, Dr. Drew is the host of this special where we get to see how the girls are doing. In case you couldn't tell by our Worst Human Beings on Reality Shows gallery, we hate Dr. Drew here at TWoP. I love Teen Mom too much to let his presence keep me from watching.
February 3, 2010
Go ahead and watch American Idol (FOX, 9 PM) tonight for the last stretch of auditions this season. Truth be told, I'm looking forward to reading Jacob's write-up of it way more than watching the actual episode.
While the love of our lives Adam Richman is broadcasting Man v. Food: LIVE (Travel, 9 PM) Wednesday night, it is supposed to be raining and snowing here in New York City. Life is in no way fair.
Part two of the Launch My Line (Bravo, 9 PM) finale better have a lot of drama, otherwise the teams will have totally wasted the past 54 hours of their lives on making me bored.
Following that finale comes a debut! Shear Genius (Bravo, 10 PM) returns for its season three premiere. I can't wait to see the crazy challenges they have to do this season. I still think my favorite is the one where Daisy had to use a box cutter instead of shears.
February 4, 2010
On tonight's winter finale of Bones (FOX, 8 PM), Brennan and Booth go to a sanitarium (hopefully to the tune of that crazy Metallica song!) and meet characters who are both good and bad... much like this show, lately.
While the Fringe (FOX, 9 PM) winter finale sounds a bit like the premise of Unbreakable (the team investigates the sole survivor of a tragedy at a Manhattan office building), I'm sure it'll pick up when Walter and the gang race to Jacksonville to help Olivia reconnect with her past in order to avert what they fear will happen next.
Why so serious, FOX? Cool down with two no-doubt hilarious season premieres tonight: Important Things with Demetri Martin (Comedy Central, 10 PM) and The Sarah Silverman Program (Comedy Central, 10:30 PM). Glad to have these shows back in my Thursday night rotation.
February 5, 2010
Tonight is a two-hour Smallville (The CW, 8 PM) event! Pam Grier guests stars, but notsomuch as a foxy mama.
All of the shows I watch on Friday nights seem turn into drinking games, Supernanny (ABC, 8 PM) being no exception. Drink whenever a child curses. Drink whenever they tell the nanny they hate her. Drink whenever you fear this will be your life one day. Try it out!
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